Many people come to us post-surgery, realizing that undergoing more aggressive treatment for their back pain still has not helped the problem. As a result, we have many people asking us if it is safe to invert if they have fused vertebrae.
The discs in your spine act like shock absorbers for your vertebrae. They are made up of two main parts, the nucleus and the annulus. Think of a disc like a Twinkie – the annulus is the yellow cake and the nucleus is the cream filling. But instead of cream filling, the nucleus is made of jelly-like material that provides the flexibility and “cushioning” in your back.
For some, the chilly fall weather doesn’t deter them from getting in their run for the day. While running promotes better health, it can be hard on your back and joints.
The Prince of Darkness may be onto something when he dangles upside down in his castle. Even the undead can benefit from increased blood circulation that can oxygenate the brain and the rest of you body better and feed them with vital nutrients keep your skin looking healthy, your mind agile, and your body more flexible.
The long baseball season is finally coming to a conclusion. Today the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals will go head-to-head to begin the World Series, an exciting match-up for a few reasons, most notably that both teams fought their way from the Wildcard round, proving their tenacity.